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5 weird quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo

People have varied opinions of Cristiano Ronaldo. Some think he is a genius, the best player in the world. Others are of the idea that he is overrated and vain; more a model than a footballer. Controversy is never far away from Ronaldo.

Legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, not one to mince words had his say on Ronaldo, "Lately, I've been seeing more of Cristiano Ronaldo's six-pack than my own wife's breasts.”


While we wouldn't like to comment on Kahn’s life and wife, it is one of the weirdest views of Ronaldo we’ve heard in a while. In this article, we list five of the most bizarre and wackiest quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo.

5. Paul Jewell doesn’t think much about Ronaldo’s looks

Ronaldo launches his perfume range
“He's six-foot two, brave as a lion, strong as an ox and quick as lightning. If he was good looking, you'd say he has everything.”

Paul Jewell, an English footballer and manager, couldn’t make it big as a player or manager (was fired by Ipswich Town in 2012), but he had this memorable quote to make about Cristiano Ronaldo.

This tongue in cheek comment made by the former West Bromwich Albion assistant manager was included in the BBC “quotes of the season” in 2008.

Ronaldo has lately made a name for himself, even in the fashion and modelling industry. He has an underwear brand, CR7, that he models and also recently launched his perfume range. After all, he may be does have everything.

4. Ian Holloway compares Ronaldo’s unmentionables

Ronaldo has got everything, or does he?
“The kid makes you sick. He looks the part, he walks the part, he is the part. He's six-foot something, fit as a flea, good-looking - he's got to have something wrong with him....Hopefully he's hung like a hamster! That would make us all feel better!”

Ian Holloway is an iconic manager in English football circles, having managed Blackpool Leicester and Crystal Palace. Recently, he has a new role as a Sky Sports pundit. In his column for the BBC, the Holloway Column, he spoke about Ronaldo after Manchester United’s 7-1 win over Roma.

Holloway expressed the jealousy and intense envy that managers of clubs facing Manchester United and now Real Madrid felt in a very British yet appropriate manner.


3. A reflection of the man everywhere

Ronaldo celebrates with Rooney
“In the time I've been playing with Ronnie, the one thing I've noticed about him is that he can't walk past his reflection without admiring it, even if we're about to play a game of football.”

Much has been said about Ronaldo’s vanity, and few people would claim to know Ronaldo (shirtless again) better than his team-mates, especially Wayne Rooney, who has seen the good and bad side of Ronaldo’s behaviour.

Few people would have had access to Ronaldo as much as Rooney as they were former team-mates at Manchester United. So when Rooney says this, it must be believed.

2. Usain Bolt fears Ronaldo

Bolt with an opponent who’ll make him tremble
“I fear none in the track...Maybe if Ferrari Ronaldo comes in the track I may tremble.”

Cristiano Ronaldo is fast, really fast. He has been recorded covering distances of 96 metres within 10 seconds. Also, he has compared himself to a sportscar (more on that later).

No surprises there, but when the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, says that he would tremble when Ronaldo comes on the track, we are forced to take it seriously.

1. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as sports cars

Ronaldo driving a car
“Messi and me? Its like a Ferrari and a Porsche!”

To describe an enigma such as Ronaldo, it is only fair to take a quote from the great man himself. Known for his arrogance and will to win, he has often indulged in personifications about himself and rival players.

He likens himself and Lionel Messi to two of the most famous sports cars around. The comment is open to interpretation and not easily understood, just like the man himself.

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